The Boston Globe, in an article entitled "Boston homeland security plan relies on watch groups", discusses community policing as a means of protecting the homeland. (Generally, community policing is conducted by neighborhood watch groups.) This anti-terror strategy has concerned various civil rights organizations, including the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC).
The article states that Boston has received a grant for community policing and that sensitivity training will be conducted to ensure that "certain ethnic groups" are not targeted. However, the president of Boston's ADC remarked, ''They can do sensitivity training... yet the policies themselves are based on racial profiling.... I think it's trouble and will create fear and hysteria."
A related article can be found at: City To Train Neighborhood Watch Groups To Spot Possible Terrorists
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